Resting pelican oil painting. 4x4in on a 1.5in stretched canvas. I painted the sides and wired the back, and the painting is ready to hang without a frame. The additional shipping price includes shipping within the U.S.A. I ship every painting out of Covington, LA.
I have been painting pelicans for years now. While I usually prefer them in flight, sometimes I find those at rest particularly beautiful. This one struck me because of his puffed up chest. I have recently discovered and become a huge fan of Brene Brown whose mantra “Don’t shrink, don’t puff up, stand your sacred ground” rings in my ears almost daily. And while this pelican is a little “puffed up” I don’t see him as overly so; I see him as standing his ground, claiming a space to exist without apologies.
I recently wrote about my love of painting pelicans. You can check it out here.